78 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / 10, 9, 8,... Count
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 49
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cards
Related to 1890 More Magic 23
Unknown Den Gesamtwert dreier unbekannten Karten zu nennen piles made, sum of three cards named at the end
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 103
Robert Lenz Das Erraten der Zahl der Points mehrerer Karten piles made by counting up to fifteen from whatever value the first card of each pile is, sum of bottom cards of piles divined
July 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7) 102
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Erraten des Gesamtwertes der untersten Karten von 4 Kartenhäufchen value of card is complemented until ten by dealing cards, repeated four times and amount of rest is divined
1930 Zauberkunststücke 68
Unknown Simple Addition No. 8, three piles made using the values of three selections, performer is handed the rest of the deck and then names the total of the three selections
1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 10
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Audley Walsh, Hal Haber Infallible Prediction dealing procedure, no-touch
Related to 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 15
Orville Wayne Meyer, Peter Warlock Again the Infallible Prediction three more handlings (two by Meyer, one by Warlock)
Inspired by 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 45
Bob Hummer Fantastric single card location, back turned for procedure, secret 10/9/8 count to find indicator card
Also published here 1941 (ca.) Fantastric 1
Bob Hummer And Now an Improvement single card location, back turned for procedure, variation in the secret 10/9/8 count to always get a matching card
Also published here 1941 (ca.) Fantastric 2
Unknown Royal Card Discovery piles are made, card is divined, mathematical
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 217
E. J. Moore Prophetic Card Discovery a bit disguised
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 215
Unknown Figures Don't Lie piles made, all gathered except three, total of bottom cards of those three pile is divined
1946 50 Tricks You Can Do, You Will Do, Easy to Do 43
Doc Roberts Prediction
1946 50 Tricks You Can Do, You Will Do, Easy to Do 57
Unknown Ultra Card Divination 34. position, ten backwards count
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 35
Unknown A Test of Will two cards chosen from two decks turn out to be the same
1949 52 Amazing Card Tricks 56
John Scarne Mathematical Finder No. 30, Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 55
John Scarne, Frank Garcia Automatic Pencil Writing No. 151, pencil lead is crumpled in paper ball. Card is selected and its name appears on the crumpled paper.
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 294
Warner Perry, Edward Dart, John Scarne Einstein and the Magician No. 154, novel and unorthodox prediction of a playing card using a substitution cipher.
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 301
Stewart James Mike and Ike spectator removes any number card mates, puts any two cards on top and then counts twice the value of the mates on top, all is placed on deck, performer removes some cards behind his back and deals them out on the table, then he finds the mates, the selections and the amount of cards placed onto them
  • Variation (using two different-colored decks)
1954 First Call To Cards 1
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein Kartentrick aus New York
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 1) 269
Unknown A Baffling Prediction Form four piles using the number ten, then count down the sum of the cards to the 40th card to match prediction
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 7
Henry Christ Henry Christ's Improvement Same as A Baffling Prediction, but with a selection controlled to the 40th position, and the count is done backwards from ten
Inspired by 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 8
Dr. Ben B. Braude Number-Card spectator notes numbers on four slips, those used for backwards count
Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Stephen A. Sparks Cosmic Computer three cards are selected and its values completed to a total of ten, card at sum of three cards is revealed
1970 Magick (Issue 6) 27
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer
Jan. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 394
Stephen Minch The Force of Fate tarot card is named before the dealing starts, with Minor Arcana
1974 The Book of Thoth 23
Harry Lorayne Prediction
Variations 1977 The Magic Book 141
Harry Lorayne Prediction Expanded with four-of-a-kind revelation
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 143
Larry Becker Four Told four times ten backwards count, horoscope reading with those cards, card found at total of four cards is predicted in envelope
1978 World of Super Mentalism 5
Bob Hummer Fantastric single card location, back turned for procedure, 10/9/8 count with more succesfull match
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 26
Terry LaGerould Lost And Found backwards count as prediction, "Countdown Force"
Related toVariations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 560
Unknown Untitled Mathematical Effect piles made according to values, after some gathering and counting the top card of a packet is known
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Larry Jennings Twisting The Plot disguised
Variations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 7
Larry Jennings Plotting The Twist Aces as Ace production
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 39
Dai Vernon Affinities piles are made, values of top cards of some packets are used to divine value of a remaining packet, mathematical
Related toVariations 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 131
Harry Lorayne The Detective Card two routines, second one uses Automatic Placement
1990 Trend Setters 145
Roy Walton The Plot Thickens selection appears at sum of three values after dealing piles, faro
Inspired byVariations Aug. 1991 Profile (Issue 3) 1
R. Paul Wilson Randall Flag calculation with three cards used to count to selection
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1991 Profile (Issue 4) 7
Charles J. Pecor, David Solomon Cyborg! card location with reverse count, with comedy prop, telescopic pen with plug
Also published here 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 21
Charles J. Pecor, David Solomon Cyborg! card location with reverse count, with comedy prop, telescopic pen with plug
Also published here 1992 Garrett In The U.S.A. 21
Tom Daugherty Triskaidekaphobia
Mar. 1993 Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2191
Richard Vollmer Right to it
June 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 6) 2374
Kevin Moran Minus Math hiding the math
Related to Oct. 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 10) 2415
Richard Vollmer, Norman Houghton LIII-Kelihood small packet is counted and card remembered at number in remainder, then 10, 9, 8 count to find card
Related toVariations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 155
R. Paul Wilson Randall Flagg calculation with three cards used to count to selection
Also published here 1995 Chaos Theories 53
Richard Vollmer Right-To-It Location faro placement
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1996 Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2694
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle
Inspired byRelated to May 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2793
Richard Vollmer Strike A Match
Nov. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2863
Larry Jennings Der prophetische Zuschauer selection appears at sum of four values after dealing piles
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 186
Richard Vollmer, Henry Christ, Martin Gardner Numerology three numbers lead to discovery of freely chosen card, faro placement
1998 Card College — Volume 3 700
Ellis Stanyon To Name the Total Value of Several Chosen Cards No. 11
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note streamlined handling
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 62
Tom Frame The Final Countdown
Inspired by Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 36
Justin Higham Triple Clairvoyance dressed up presentation
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 14
Sam Schwartz Number, Please No. 23, prediction counted to, remaining cards form spectator's phone number
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 37
Unknown Dialing the Future No. 45, four cards chosen by dealing to first four digits of phone number, they are predicted or the Aces
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 65
Marty Kane Fraps on Craps
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 78
Tomas Blomberg Lucky-14 spectator finds the four Aces using three previously selected cards
Also published here 2002 The Underground Change 26
Karl Fulves Two Timed
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 297
Lewis Jones Value for Money betting game trick, dealing through cards and naming values in a row, every hit costs a dollar, spectator has some hits and performer has none
Inspired by
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 39, Nr. 3. P. 67. 1940.
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 148
Karl Fulves Learning To Count three cards chosen one by one and cards counted on them until sixteen is reached, starting with the chosen card's value, Aces are next to chosen card and at sum of all values
Inspired byVariations 2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 198
Lennart Green Numerology 13-3-1 three piles made with counting procedure, three numbers added to count to predicted card
  • An Alternate Ending (involving down/under deal)
Variations 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 24
Lennart Green Numerology 13 + 13 two packet version
Inspired by 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 28
Karl Fulves U-Neek thirteen-card packet is cut and then dealt, only one value will be at its numerical position
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 365
Roberto Giobbi Las cartas lo sabían various packets are formed and spectator selects any four, when top cards are added they equal the amount of cards of the packets which were not selected
Inspired by 2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 9) 228
Karl Fulves Fourbidden
Inspired by 2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 7) 39
Tomas Blomberg Lucky 14 spectator finds the four Aces using three previously selected cards
VariationsAlso published here May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 46
Unknown The Cowboy Secret number of cards left after long dealing procedure is the same as value of a card on table
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 14
Tomas Blomberg Lucky 14 spectator finds the four Aces using three previously selected cards
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 117
Roy Walton Cellar Plot spectator finds the four Royal Flush using counting procedure with other selected cards
  • Aces Version
Inspired by 2016 The Complete Walton — Volume 3 40
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force with counting backwards with a number up to twelve
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 98
Harry Lorayne Lost And Found backwards count as prediction, "Countdown Force", with Royal Flush revelation
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 101
Dan Fleshman Marked / Invisible Two decks, spectator deals through one deck face up, leaving one card face down. Face down card matches reversed card in the other deck, inspired by trick from Todd Lamanske
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 80
Giancarlo Scalia Triangulation several packets are formed with one reversed card on top, spectator selects some and adds up values, total leads to selection in the deck
Related to 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 220
Tomas Blomberg Fits For Kings
  • Exhumations (Jon Racherbaumer)
spectator finds the four Kings using three previously selected cards
Also published here July 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 7) 50
Jon Racherbaumer Counting on Lothar
  • Exhumations
card lost, three backwards counts done, cards added to count to selections, Natural Card
Related to May 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 5) 54